Old Man Winter takes a bite out of Chesco

Snow totals lower than forecast in some areas, but ice remains a concern Old Man Winter is throwing a mix of just about everything at Chester County in a late season storm that has paralyzed local roadways and left virtually all local schools and government offices closed — along with a large number of local businesses. It appears the snowfall amounts may end up a bit lower than advertised — the...

Nor’Easter appears headed for Chester County area

Path will determine snowfalls; models say foot-plus of snow likely Update 4 p.m.: Adds NWS Blizzard Warning. Updated: 2:30 p.m. With additional information, updated forecast. Okay, let’s get this out of the way: it’s going to snow Tuesday. Probably a lot. Possibly as much as two feet in some places, if the storm path is right — and later forecast models suggest a dead aim for the county.  As...

Snow snarls morning commute, closes schools

You can forgive folks in Chester County if they feel a bit like they have whiplash this morning — yesterday afternoon featured highs in the mid to upper 60s and sun, and this morning, residents awoke to closed schools, slushy roads and a deep chill. Forecasters struggled a bit with what today would look like, as the Delaware Valley straddled the line where rain would become sleet and snow. Locally,...

Road crews deserve heaps of praise

Lack of plowing angers many in Coatesville By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It’s going to take some patience, common sense and, well, a bit of time for life to get back to normal here in Chester County, following an immense snowstorm that dumped two feet or more of snow around the county. Schools and county government are closed Monday, as it has been almost impossible for local road crews to clear...

Roads hazardous, as storm blankets Chester County

Many area roads hazardous, officials ask folks to stay home Snow continued to fall throughout all of Chester County with as much as 30 inches now forecast before the storm ends Early Sunday. It’s a bit of a good news, bad news scenario. The bad news — it looks like a lot more snow than the originally forecast 12 to 18 inches of snow will fall over much of Chester County. By late Saturday afternoon,...

Blizzard bearing down on Chester County

Chester County is bracing for what looks to be a massive snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions starting Friday night — with most of the county looking at 12 to 18 inches of snow and high winds into Sunday morning. The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning for the eastern side of Chester County, with a Winter Storm Warning for the remaining portions of the county. While most of the county...

NWS issues Blizzard Watch for portions of Chester County

Although computer modeling shows a wide variation of possibilities, the National Weather Service now sees the area in light green as the most likely storm track and has issue a Blizzard Watch — a combination of heavy snow and high winds is possible — from Friday night through Sunday for southeastern Chester County, with snow totals in the 12 to 18 inch range. Although there were still some variations...

Odds of major snowstorm blanketing Chesco 50-50

If you’re one to watch local TV, you might be under the impression that the Chester County area is going to be blanketed by a massive snowstorm this weekend — but that my not be the case. While some forecasts have called for as much a foot or more falling on the local area Friday night through Saturday, there is an equal chance of the storm amounting to little or even nothing. While local county...

More of the same: snow closes schools, county offices

Forecasts of nasty weather Monday morning turned out to be accurate, as wet slushy, heavy snow has closed virtually every school in the area and all Chester County offices. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning early Monday, calling for accumulations in Chester County of between four and eight inches. The snow started just before the morning rush Monday and produced slick...

Groundhog, NWS agree: nasty weather inbound

4-6 inches of snow seen Monday; heavy rains, flooding possible Wed. While groundhogs may be seeing an extended winter, the National Weather Service says Chester County is in for a hairy week of wintery weather. It appears that the world most famous groundhog — Punxsutawney Phil — and the National Weather Service are on the same page: There’s lots more winter headed for Chester County. Although...